U.S. News CompassBy . At some schools, getting into college is about more than just high school GPA and test scores. As admissions committees focus on reviewing applications for next year's college class, high school juniors across the nation are beginning to prepare for their own admissions cycle. If this describes you, you likely already realize how difficult it can be to concurrently complete your course work, gather application information and track annual changes to items like the Common Application. More...